Hubballi: Pitru Paksha (Pitru Paksha 2023), observed annually for a period of fifteen days, is set to take place from September 30 to October 14 this year. During this solemn period, individuals pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers by performing rituals such as Shradh, Tarpan, and Pind Daan.
People often embark on pilgrimages to holy sites like Gaya, Gokarna, or the banks of the Ganges and offer essential items, food, and water to their departed ancestors through Brahmins or priests. It is a deeply rooted belief that by making these offerings during Pitru Paksha, one can appease their forebears, receive their blessings, and ensure the happiness and prosperity of their family. It is believed that these ancestral blessings help remove obstacles and lead to success.
According to priests and spiritual guides, those who have previously offered Tarpan, Shradh, or Pind Daan should continue this tradition every year on the same Tithi or lunar date. Opting for sacred places or the banks of rivers like Gaya, Hampi, Gokarna, Sri Rangapattna, and others is considered auspicious for performing these rituals.
In Hubballi, individuals can participate in Pind Daan or Tarpan at the Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, conveniently located near Tolankere in Renuka Nagar. Those interested in performing these rituals can visit the mutt to obtain more information. The fees for Tarpan and Pind Daan have been set at Rs 800 and Rs 1,000, respectively.
There will be no ritual performances on September 9 and 10 due to the observance of Shoonya Tithi and Ekadashi, respectively at the mutt.
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